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Kudus & Koppies MTB Route

CLOSEST TOWN >Nelspruit

TRAIL DESTINATION >Crocodile Conservancy

DISTANCE >From 10km to 35km

 

GRADING > Intermediate to Challenging

OVERVIEW

Hands up if you love to crank through private game reserves, enjoying the game sightings against a backdrop of stunning Lowveld landscape. Well, MTB-SA ticks all those boxes, plus they do so on an undulating and challenging track. Kudus and Koppies exudes a feel of remote, natural beauty, with a perfect combo of bush, a great variety of terrain, some challenging climbs and unrivalled views over the Kruger National Park. This is just the spot to get those adrenaline glands fired up!r

On your bike

Game Viewing Route;

The tour starts either early morning or late afternoon when the animals are at their most visible. It is a leisurely ride which takes you through the most frequented areas of Tomjachu Bush Reserve. On the way, we pass one of the larger dams which boasts a wide selection of birdlife and is often visited by the majestic Fish Eagles. The beauty of viewing game from the bicycle is that you are truly at one with your surroundings. Duration ± 2 Hrs

Price      ZAR 220.- includes Bike, Helmet & Water

Intermediate Route:

This tour combines the best of game viewing, but takes you further afield. The tempo is more sporty, the climbs longer, and the descents more challenging. On the way we pass through hillsides which are home to troops of baboons, who often 'bark' as you pass them by. The views are unrivaled and every tour is a unique experience. Duration ± 2.5 Hrs

Challenging Route:

The longer tour takes us through the neighbouring farm, which is also home to numerous game species. The undulating tracks provide views of Kruger Park, a mere 30km away. On the return to Tomjachu the descending track becomes increasingly technical. This excilerating tour will make any die-hard MTB'er happy. Duration ± 3 Hrs

NOTE: Tours are for adults only.  The challenging route is for experienced mountain bikers.

Off the bike

Bird watching, fishing.  Self catering accommodation available at Tomjachu Bush Lodge.

CONTACT:

Route Information: Walter Wunderlich

Telephone: +27 76 259 8732

E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website : www.mtb-southafrica.co.za

GPS: 25°33′18.05.6″S 31°02′25.8″E 

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Easy, Intermediate and Challenging

DURATION:

2-3 hours

CONFIGURATION :

Circular

START POINT:

Park at Plot No.34, Rietspruit, Uitkyk

TERRAIN:

Gravel road, jeep track and singletrack.

MAP:

Guided tours only, see below.

CELL RECEPTION:

Limited to none

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Fee payable, by appointment only.

FACILITIES:

Parking, workshop, ablutions, camping (limited spaces, very basic in bush setting). Bikes for hire.

BEWARE OF:

Game, snakes, technical downhills

Kudus & Koppies (20km):

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Drive into Nelspruit/Mbombela from the old N4Highway, also known as Samora Machel Drive.  When coming from Maputo direction, turn left at Henshall Street.  When coming from Johannesburg, turn right into Henshall Street.  Follow Henshall Street, which becomes Ferreira Street, for 13km.  The tar finishes and 1.7km later there is a sigh for Rietspruit Vergeleegen to the left.  Plot 34 is 300m further on the left hand side

BEST TIME OF YEAR

All year round, drainage good, even after heavy rains in Summer